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COVID-19 Superspreader Events in 28 Countries: Critical Patterns and Lessons

COVID-19 Superspreader Events in 28 Countries: Critical Patterns and Lessons

In 1899, a German bacteriologist named Carl Flügge proved that microbes can be transmitted ballistically through large droplets that emit at high velocity from the mouth and nose. His method for proving the existence of these “Flügge droplets” (as they came to be known) was to painstakingly count the microbe

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19
PODCAST 84: Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, on Treating COVID-19

PODCAST 84: Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, on Treating COVID-19

Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, talks to Jonathan Kay about COVID-19, the strain it’s putting on health-care systems, and what we’ve learned from China about how best to treat it.

Quillette
Quillette
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COVID-19 Science Update for March 31st: Wear a Mask, Georgia's SSE, Kinsa's Fever Map

COVID-19 Science Update for March 31st: Wear a Mask, Georgia's SSE, Kinsa's Fever Map

This article constitutes the March 31st, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or suggestions to jon@quillette.com. Today’s data According to statistics compiled by Our World in Data (OWD), the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths increased yesterday. The data,

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Science Update for March 30th: The Planet's Deadly Viral Baseline

COVID-19 Science Update for March 30th: The Planet's Deadly Viral Baseline

This article constitutes the March 30th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or suggestions to jon@quillette.com. According to statistics compiled by Our World in Data (OWD), the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths decreased yesterday. The data, as reported by the

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Science Update for March 29th: Keep Your Voice Down

COVID-19 Science Update for March 29th: Keep Your Voice Down

This article constitutes the March 29th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or suggestions to jon@quillette.com. According to statistics compiled by Our World in Data (OWD), the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths increased yesterday. The data, as originally assembled by

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Science Update for March 28th: Bergamo's Decimation, More SSEs, and the Case for Masks

COVID-19 Science Update for March 28th: Bergamo's Decimation, More SSEs, and the Case for Masks

This article constitutes the March 28th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or suggestions to jon@quillette.com. According to statistics compiled by Our World in Data (OWD), the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths increased yesterday. As reported by the European Centre

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Science Update for March 27th: Super-Spreaders and the Need for New Prediction Models

COVID-19 Science Update for March 27th: Super-Spreaders and the Need for New Prediction Models

This article constitutes the March 27th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or suggestions to jon@quillette.com.   According to statistics compiled by Our World in Data (OWD), the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths increased yesterday. There were 2,681 new confirmed

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Science Update for March 26th: Five Trends Shaping Medium-Term Policy

COVID-19 Science Update for March 26th: Five Trends Shaping Medium-Term Policy

This article constitutes the March 26th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections to jon@quillette.com. Until today, these updates have begun with a rundown of the latest global data for COVID-19 published at Our World in Data (OWD). As of this writing

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
COVID-19 Updates